Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Tom LeGro  July 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM EST

Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.

“Study of a Bearded Man with Hands Raised” by Anthony van Dyck is prepared at Sotheby’s auction house in London for the Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale on Wednesday. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.

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The Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming season could be canceled because of a contract dispute between the ballet company and dancers, via the Chicago Tribune.

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Graduates are having a hard time finding traditional jobs in movie and television production, but opportunities are available in fields like digital media, via the New York Times.

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Longtime Ohio rock music critic Jane Scott has died at age 92, via the Associated Press.

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Anna Massey, the award-winning British actress who played innocent victims for both Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell, has died from cancer at the age of 73, via the Guardian.

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Sting cancelled a concert in Kazakhstan over claims of human rights violations on oil workers, via the Financial Times.

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An opera company has denied being motivated by homophobia after scrapping a work by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall. Opera North said claims it was homophobic were “unacceptable” and that it could not proceed because a school cast pulled out over concerns about the language. Hall described it as “a very simple issue about discrimination,” via the BBC.